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The Hebrew Music Museum

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 35 traveler reviews
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Go Just for the VR Temple Tour
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

The name is misleading because the main part of this museum consists of a collection of musical instruments from all around the world. They are beautifully displayed, they are tied into the history of Jewish communities in the diaspora, and the museum itself is very beautiful. But there is little real information about the...

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The name is misleading because the main part of this museum consists of a collection of musical instruments from all around the world. They are beautifully displayed, they are tied into the history of Jewish communities in the diaspora, and the museum itself is very beautiful. But there is little real information about the history and range of Jewish music. The one area that I know personally, cantorial music, which is such a rich aspect of Ashkenazi Jewry, is represented by just one recording with no real information attached to it. However, at the end of the tour is the virtual reality tour of the Beit haMikdash, the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. This has very little to do with Jewish music, but it is an an extraordinary experience in and of itself, and the admission charge is worth it just for this alone.

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A gem in a city of fantastic museums.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

There are 2 ways of touring this museum-with a guide that needs to be booked at no additional cost or a tablet. We did the tablet tour which is available in many languages. One not only gets information on the instruments but hears them being played. Another feature is that one can touch most...

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There are 2 ways of touring this museum-with a guide that needs to be booked at no additional cost or a tablet. We did the tablet tour which is available in many languages. One not only gets information on the instruments but hears them being played. Another feature is that one can touch most of the exhibits and in many cases they can be played. There is a virtual reality tour of the temple that was amazing. Just off Ben Yehuda the museum is very accessable.

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Ilanah K
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 4, 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit. Kids enjoyed interacting with the various instruments and seeing all the different instruments from different parts of the world. The highlight was the virtual reality exhibit of the Temple. Kids were blown away! Luckily it was not that busy and they got to do it TWICE

blend of tradition and technology
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 14, 2017

If you wanted to just look at the instruments from around the world, I suppose you would enjoy the collection, but why would you? An iPad is provided to each visitor along with headphones. at each display case, you can scan a code to bring up descriptions but best of all, a melody...

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If you wanted to just look at the instruments from around the world, I suppose you would enjoy the collection, but why would you? An iPad is provided to each visitor along with headphones. at each display case, you can scan a code to bring up descriptions but best of all, a melody played on each different instrument. There are alos some video games if you need that sort of amusement. One member of our party thought the VR tour of the Temple was the best part.

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Yoel Salamon Street, Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 8, 2017

The interactive Hebrew Music Museum is a surprise from beginning to end. Tucked down a side street in downtown Jerusalem, it is both bigger and richer than its exterior suggests. Its seven chambers are furnished and decorated according to the cultures they display, all of it hand-crafted. With electronic tablet and headphones in...

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The interactive Hebrew Music Museum is a surprise from beginning to end. Tucked down a side street in downtown Jerusalem, it is both bigger and richer than its exterior suggests. Its seven chambers are furnished and decorated according to the cultures they display, all of it hand-crafted. With electronic tablet and headphones in hand, you can make its 260 instruments play for you -- from Yemen through Morocco to Europe. Every culture, it seems, had their own drums, stringed instruments, pipes and even bagpipes, made with whatever was to hand,from camel skin onward -- and you get to see and hear them all, both individually and together. At the end, a startling real virtual reality experience takes you inside the Great Temple of Solomon to hear the Levites play, A gem of a place and an unexpected treat!

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